The day my grandfather Groucho and I saved “You Bet Your Life”

Boing Boing:

Imagine my delight when I happened to discover Netflix had added the legendary ‘50s TV show, “You Bet Your Life” to its streaming service. The reason for my delight? The host of “You Bet Your Life” was none other than my grandfather, the one and only Groucho Marx.

But I also couldn’t stop thinking about how close every one of those classic episodes of “You Bet Your Life” came to being destroyed many years ago and how my grandfather and I managed to stop that from happening.

I’ve always been a huge Marx Brothers’ fan and especially of Groucho Marx. I’ve only ever seen short clips of “You Bet Your Life” but I’m happy to hear they were saved and are on Netflix!



  • lkalliance

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  • bjwanlund

    Man alive, this is such a fascinating web we weave on the Internet. There is an interview with Steve Stoliar, the guy who wrote Raised Eyebrows, about his years with Groucho, from 2012 over at stusshow.com where Mr. Stoliar talks about this very thing.